VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculum TY706 / A16

Start date
21 Oct 16
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Are you a primary or secondary school teacher, head of department, technician or STEM coordinator looking for a hands-on and creative way to deliver robotics as part of your curriculum? This two-day, interactive activity will provide inspiration and equipment to help you deliver subject content in computing, science, design and technology, and mathematics using the VEX IQ robotics platform. No previous experience in programming is necessary.

Every participant that attends will receive a VEX IQ Super Kit to use when back in school, enabling you to continue your robotics journey and compete in the VEX IQ Challenge.

Over the two days, you will learn how to build basic VEX IQ models, program your models using ROBOT C and the VEX IQ platform, discover how your kit can be used to solve real-life curriculum challenges, and encourage collaborative working, critical thinking and problem solving. Let our experts show you the free teaching resources designed to achieve the best learning outcomes for your students.

We will also cover the requirements of the VEX IQ Challenge, a nationwide competition you’re your students will be able to enter with the kit that you receive during the course.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.


You will be able to:

  • build basic VEX IQ models for use in the classroom
  • program your model using ROBOTC Graphical and the VEX IQ platform
  • understand how robotics can be used to meet the National Curriculum requirements for design and technology and computing
  • compete in the VEX IQ Challenge as an after school activity


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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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